Dear Rappler reader,
Protesters massed-up at Mendiola on Bonifacio Day, November 30, to urge President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a revolutionary government. A counter-rally was launched by Left-leaning groups, among them the president’s former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo, who says a "revgov" is as good as establishing a dictatorship.
How do you distinguish fake news? The problem gains global momentum as a University of Oxford study on the 2016 US elections showed that news from professional organizations and "junk news" were shared in a one-to-one ratio on social media. This is why Rappler launched a public forum on November 28 called Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls, and Bots to promote a better understanding of the nature of digital platforms and how they affect public opinion.
But fighting fake news may not be enough. Change-making is a whole other business. Rappler talked to Henry De Sio Jr., Global Chair for Framework Change of Ashoka, who discussed "The Changemaker Effect."
In world news, Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh after a contentious Myanmar visit. Bangladesh is also grappling with a rise in Islamist extremism that has seen Catholics attacked for their faith.
Lastly, sit back and relax this weekend and watch this fun clip of veteran actor Robin Padilla, the Philippine’s very own bad boy of movies, as he talked about his new movie, Unexpectedly Yours, with one of its young stars, Joshua Garcia.
These are the big stories you shouldn't miss.
WATCH: Declare revolutionary government, supporters urge Duterte
Their rationale for this move: the country needs to start anew, given a so-called 'failed system' that can only be cured by 'extraordinary measures'.
Taguiwalo: You want change? Ask Duterte to reform policies, not monopolize power
Revolutionary government under President Rodrigo Duterte is as good as establishing a dictatorship, says his former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo.
SC votes unanimously to allow justices to attend Sereno impeachment hearing
At least 10 current and former Supreme Court justices, along with employees, are listed in the Gadon complaint as possible resource persons. SC Spokesman Theodore Te says they can testify on 'administrative matters'.
WATCH: What is fake news?
It's a lot more complicated than you think. While the term '"fake news' itself is easy to understand, experts say it may be too simplistic to accurately describe the complexity of misinformation and disinformation.
Rappler Talk: Henry De Sio, Jr on 'The Changemaker Effect' in society
Former Obama campaign leader Henry De Sio Jr. talks to Rappler about the effect of active and involved citizenry, what he calls the "the changemaker effect."
Pope lands in Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit
Pope Francis is spending 3 days in mainly-Muslim Bangladesh, which is also grappling with a rise in Islamist extremism that has seen Catholics attacked for their faith.
Rappler Talk Entertainment: Robin Padilla, Joshua Garcia
The leading men of 'Unexpectedly Yours' talk to Rappler about filming the movie, shaving off Robin's mustache, and two generations of love teams coming together. – Rappler.com